[ mit-l-shmairts ]
/ ˈmɪt lˌʃmɛərts /


dull abdominal pain occurring at the time of ovulation, attributed to the presence of free blood in the peritoneal cavity from the ruptured ovarian follicle.

Words nearby mittelschmerz

Origin of mittelschmerz

1890–95; < German, equivalent to mittel- mid-, middle + Schmerz pain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for mittelschmerz

[ mĭtl-shmûrts′, -shmĕrts′ ]


Abdominal pain occurring at the time of ovulation, resulting from irritation of the peritoneum by bleeding from the ovulation site.intermenstrual pain
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